Olympia Hills development proposal
Posted by Ben McAdams
June 11, 2018
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Since the Salt Lake County Council voted to approve—on June
5th-- the proposal from the developer of the Olympia Hills project,
I’ve received numerous emails and phone calls from residents opposing the
project. (See the proposal that was presented and approved by the County Council )
Most people cite the project density, the impact on traffic
congestion and overcrowded schools as a major worry.
I’ve already asked—and the Municipal Services District
Board agreed—to postpone the MSD’s vote on the project. I want more time to
hear from the residents and to explore options for changes to the proposed
I have until June 20th to veto the council’s
action. A veto is an option that I am
considering, and the council would then have to decide whether to override a
veto. I think there is a better way
forward if we can come together and find an acceptable compromise. I’m meeting with the mayors and council
members of Herriman City and other municipalities to discuss options.
I have scheduled a public town hall meeting for Thursday,
June 14th, to listen to the voices of residents. It will be held at Herriman High School,
11917 S Mustang Trail Way, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For those who want to give me
written comments, we will have comment cards available. You can also send me an
email at email@example.com.
I appreciate all the residents who have reached out to me to share information and their views on the issue. I recognize
that this decision affects all of us, but the residents of the southwest part
of the county most of all.
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